Wild Things Reviews

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August 7, 2019
Wild Things might qualify as passable Southern melodrama, but Stephen Peters' screenplay is too ambitious by far. It changes the nature of the protagonists so often that the viewer is left in puzzled exhaustion.
January 1, 2011
Convoluted erotic thriller, not for kids.
February 11, 2008
What I'm supposed to find 'satisfying' is predicated on the idea that almost everyone in the world is trash.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
This is one of those puzzle movies that's quite intriguing while it's feigning superficiality -- and truly funny when Bill Murray is around -- but really dumb once it thinks it's being smart.
March 31, 2004
Aging sexpot Theresa Russell gets the most Skinemax-worthy moment in a picture that purports to humour jailbait fiends
May 14, 2003
April 25, 2003
Call it gratuitous annoyance.
January 10, 2003
One of those thankfully rare pictures that makes every man and woman it portrays seem hollow and insubstantial.
October 15, 2002
...even though the action is spiced up with kinky sex, a quick flash of male frontal nudity and long, lingering shots of voluptuous girls in skimpy clothes, there's a peculiar lifelessness about the whole affair.
January 1, 2000
it's cheezy as cheetos,
January 1, 2000
A Grade C-Skinemax-Two-in-the-Morning-Nothing-Better-to-Watch flick that tries so hard to be a suspense film full of plot twists.
January 1, 2000
It is my dreary duty to report that Wild Things ... lacks fantasy and flamboyance, that it lacks, precisely, wild things, and that most of it is just flat.
January 1, 2000
I've seen more convincing drama (with nearly as much bare flesh) on that pinnacle of narrative quality, Baywatch.
January 1, 2000
Wild Things gets into trouble when it aspires to be more than a sex exploitation movie.
January 1, 2000
A slick and dazzling thriller with as many twists and turns as ripples in the ocean.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
An extremely self-conscious attempt to make Body Heat for the Scream set, the movie is so utterly repellent and so stupidly manipulative that it makes TV's Melrose Place look like Masterpiece Theater.
January 1, 2000
If Hollywood is going to insist on making awful films, the least it could do is make them as wonderfully, hilariously awful as Wild Things.
January 1, 2000
...Bacon's pork sword alone is not worth the price of admission.
January 1, 2000
The script by Stephen Peters exploits one twist after another, until they seem as manipulative as Richards' wet T-shirt.
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